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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- taylor schilling. chat and a performance from legendary singer/songwriter, james taylor. featuring the 8g band with chad smith. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] and now, here he is, seth meyers! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ]
excellent. that is excellent news. also excellent news, probably the most excellent news of the week, donald trump announcing that he is running for president. [ laughter ] just fantastic news because it provides us with things, like this. donald trump -- donald trump let voters touch his hair -- [ light laughter ] -- at a campaign event in new hampshire this week. and they haven't been able to turn a doorknob since. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] presidential hopeful, lindsey graham said yesterday that we are due for a bachelor president. we are due -- we as a nation are due -- after a long wait, we're due for a bachelor president. so it is all up to you, juan pablo. [ laughter ] [ applause ]
this was fascinating today. pope francis issued an encyclical today calling for the protection of the earth. the earth, which he says, is like a sister with whom we share our life. the earth is a sister with whom we share a life. and everyone knows you shouldn't be fracking your sister. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] the pope -- the pope sent that joke in. he wrote and sent that joke in. [ light laughter ] so, you might be like, "oh." pope wrote it. jeb bush's son said today that his father is a horrible dresser, to which chris christie's kids replied, "please. [ laughter ] come on. your dad's fine. your dad is fine." tyler perry will be hosting a
fund-raiser at his home that will be attended by president obama. well done, tyler perry. so, at least one person that's had success pretending to be a black lady. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] also written by the pope. [ laughter ] his second joke. his first one went a little bit better. baze, why would you read me the pope's jokes? i feel like he doesn't know -- >> i can't say no. >> seth: yeah, that's true. [ light laughter ] when the pope sends in a joke, you read it. according to a new poll released today, 58% of new jersey residents support legalizing marijuana. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. yeah. i think they just want to finally have a good answer to that question, what's that smell? [ laughter ] [ applause ] this is exciting news. this is genuinely, genuinely exciting news. u.s. treasury secretary,
jack lew, announced yesterday that starting in 2020, a woman will be featured on the $10 bill. [ cheers and applause ] first. that's a first for our country. so just think, when you break a 20, and they ask you how you want it, you'll be able to say, "just give me two beyonces." [ laughter ] it's got to be her, right? sorry, eleanor roosevelt. [ laughter ] better luck next time. channing tatum said yesterday that if he could have any super power in the world, he'd have the power to make anyone naked. that's ridiculous. why would you pick a power you already have, channing tatum? [ laughter ] that's a waste. [ cheers and applause ] that is a waste. father's day is this weekend. [ cheers ] yeah.
but, if it's any consolation, he's also dreading the phone call. [ laughter ] yeah, no, just a normal day. yeah, i don't know where she is. i love you, too. [ light laughter ] [ laughter ] and finally, it was announced today that printed physical copies of wikipedia will soon be available for sale. of course, i'm not sure that's true, because i read it on wikipedia. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, this right here, that's the 8g band. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: woo! how we doing 8g band?
so lovely to see you guys. you've obviously noticed, we've noticed. we've been so happy all week. he's been with us since monday, sitting in with the 8g band, from the red hot chili peppers, chad smith. [ cheers and applause ] the fill-in of all fill-ins. now, besides being an incredible drummer, chad wants everyone to check out make music day this sunday, june 21st. he also works to ensure all kids have access to music education through his work with the namm foundation. and, is one of the president's turnaround artists which brings music and art into low performing schools to turn them around. what was your motivation to join with these groups, chad? >> seth, having music and art in schools, like i did, is the best way for kids to think and learn creatively. 6 million kids in this country have no access to music or art classes in school. so, it's my honor to be a part of the program, which is turnaround arts, closing this opportunity gap. thanks for having me this week too and being supportive. [ cheers and applause ]
>> seth: great. please come back. thank you so much, chad. it's been great, great to have you! i sometimes, there's a thing we call hubris. sometimes we try to show off, and it bites you. yesterday, i told a story about -- my wife does not think i'm very good at doing anything that is manly. i told a story, this weekend, about how i really showed her up. she was complaining about the fact, her and her sister thought there was a dead skunk underneath their parents' front porch. they were trying to think of any man they knew who they could call to come over and do this. and, i finally, sort of rousted my self off the couch where i spend my time. and, i said, "hey, you know, i can get a skunk on a shovel and throw it in the woods." and they couldn't believe it. and i was so proud. and i told this story about how happy i was that i'd been manly. and i showed this picture. and then a bunch of people, a lot of my friends of mine, were like, "hey, you know what ruins that manly story? you can't wear crocs." [ laughter ] you can't wear -- so i blew it. i had it. i don't know what i'm doing.
i'm just bad at stuff all the time. we have such an exciting show for you, you guys, tonight. she's so wonderful. we're so happy she's back on the show. star of "orange is the new black," taylor schilling will be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] also, he is a music legend. we're going to talk to him. he's also going to perform a song from his new album, james taylor is in the house tonight. [ cheers and applause ] two taylors. we are doubling up on our taylors. now, before we get to this, we mentioned donald trump in the monologue tonight. when he made his announcement this week, he came out on the stage. they played neil young's "keep on rocking in the free world." pretty quickly after that, neil young wrote a statement saying he was very upset that donald trump had used that song, that donald trump does not represent the message of that song and that he had done it without his permission. so, you know, we felt bad. because here's donald trump. he's trying to have a kick ass
song to walk out to and the artist is saying he can't have it. and i think he might run into this problem a lot. so we -- [ light laughter ] -- as supporters of what he is trying to do, we here at "late night," we wrote a song for donald trump. and if it's one he wants to use, we'd be happy to talk to him about licensing it. this is what it's for. we want this to be the song that he walks out to. we think it embodies a lot of the greatness of donald trump. so, here is the 8g band with the song that we think is perfect for the donald. >> one, two, three, four! ♪ there's a man that you need to know he's got his own reality show ♪ ♪ if you're a dummy or a loser he'll tell you so he's gonna build a wall to keep out mexico ♪ ♪ his name is donald like the duck donald trump and he doesn't ♪ ♪ give a [ bleep ] he won't get pushed around by the chinese he's gonna bring isis ♪ ♪ to their knees he doesn't say "thank you," "excuse me" or "please"
he's had multiple ♪ ♪ bankruptcies his name is donald. like the duck donald trump ♪ ♪ and he doesn't give a [ bleep ] he's got a sharp mind and business cunning ♪ ♪ his total net worth is incredibly stunning he looks kind of orange like he's always sunning ♪ ♪ it's just for attention he's not really running that's right he's not really running ♪ ♪ he's not really running this is just for attention and he's not really running and it's working ♪ ♪ it's working it's working it's working it's working it's working it's working it's working it's working ♪ ♪ it's working it's working it's working you can say he's a jerk but his plan is working his name is donald ♪ ♪ like the duck donald trump and he doesn't give a [ bleep ] ♪ ♪ donald donald donald donald trump ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i think it's a really -- great job you guys. that's a really good song so, donald, if you're watching, again we would love to talk to you. i think we have a very reasonable price for this song.
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and now, here at the show, we have a team of loyal researchers, statisticians and pollsters, all of whom, worked very hard to bring you a little segment we like to call "this week in numbers." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] let's get started. 12, the number of republicans currently running for president. two, the number of those republicans who are people of color. [ laughter ] [ applause ] seven, the number of percentage points, democratic presidential nominee, bernie sanders rose in a recent poll. one, the number of times hillary clinton laughingly asked her advisers, "you think they could have bernie sanders killed?" and then stone-faced said, "i'm serious, can i have this man killed?" [ laughter ] two, the number of prisoners who escaped from an upstate new york correctional facility, leaving dummies made of clothes piles in their bed. two, the number of dummies made
of clothes piles who are now unjustly serving out prison sentences. [ laughter ] [ applause ] 14, the percent of colorado adults who use marijuana, according to a survey. 86, the percent of colorado adults who just went, "oh, no, dude. i forgot to turn in that survey. [ laughter ] [ applause ] and i love surveys." 800, the number of years old the magna carta turned this week. 790, the number of years magna carta looks. seriously, did the magna carta have some work done? as a matter of fact, yes, the magna carta was edited a handful of times before its final version was issued in 1225 a.d. and that's tonight's magna carta fact. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i think that's the first time we've remembered to do tonight's magna carta fact. [ laughter ] we started the show, we said we'd do one every night.
and that's the first one, right? yeah, all right. 14, the number of gallons of water it takes to produce a can of beer. ten, the number of beers it takes to produce a kid. [ laughter ] happy father's day. ten, hot dogs in a pack. eight, hot dog buns in a pack. [ light laughter ] two, lonely hot dogs without a home or a purpose that have nothing except for each other. they go on a road trip, in an attempt to find freedom, freedom from responsibility of finding buns, freedom from being drenched with mustard or even worse, ketchup. they realize, however, that the world has no place for two hot dogs like them. [ laughter ] and that's why the two hot dogs drive in their 1966 ford thunderbird off a cliff and into the grand canyon. [ cheers and applause ] two, the number it takes to tango.
one, the number it takes to fandango. [ laughter ] one, the number of people who love that joke despite the fact that it's never really worked. [ laughter ] and finally, 175, the number of gap stores that are shutting down due to slumping sales. 175, the number of gaps that will be left by the abandoned gaps. let's call them, "gap gaps." [ laughter ] 175, the number of traps you could put in the "gap gaps" to catch hapless gap-going chaps in their tracks. let's call those "gap traps." [ laughter ] 175, the number of pops who shop at the shops, who get trapped in the "gap traps," those poor hapless sops. they just wanted crop tops. 175, the number of kyles who ran fifty miles, to get to the gap but got stuck in a trap, just to grab a crop top, for their dear old sad pop. now there's piles of kyles lined up in the aisles inside the gap shop, and maybe these chaps if they'd stopped, just perhaps, shouldn't have shopped in the traps for their pops or their paps. and kyle thought with a smile, is this even worthwhile? the last time i checked, crop tops aren't even in style. [ cheers and applause ] that was this week in numbers.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our first guest tonight is the emmy-nominated star of the very popular series "orange is the new black." you can currently stream the third season in its entirety on netflix. she also stars in a new film called "the overnight," which will be in theaters starting tomorrow. let's take a look. >> honey. mwah. >> what?
>> this two buck chocolate? you can't bring this to the dinner party. >> why? >> why? because it's two bucks. >> but we had it. i didn't think it would make a difference. >> this is what like 19-year-olds cook with. >> oh sweetie, it's fine. it's fine. >> that's a lame move. >> i think what you are doing right now is kind of a lame move. >> seth: please welcome back to the show, taylor schilling. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hi. >> hi. everybody's so nice. >> seth: it's a really nice group of people tonight. very nice group of people. this is wonderful because we just had adam scott on the show, your co-star in this movie. >> oh isn't he just a doll? >> seth: he is a full doll. >> he is a full on -- he's not -- you can poke him. >> seth: you can poke him. does he -- he, like, giggles.
>> yeah. >> seth: you poke him and he does, like, little doll giggles. you -- but he was telling us you have some pretty intense sex scenes in this film. >> i don't know what he's talking about. >> seth: what? so, he's making it up? >> no, he's -- yeah, sure. >> seth: good. and you have a lot in "orange is the new black." are they still awkward to film? or are now you the pro of the sex scenes? >> you know, that's a fantastic question. >> seth: thank you. >> i'm glad we're starting there. >> seth: yeah, i'd like to start there. [ laughter ] >> so, yeah. i mean, it's weird. >> seth: it never stops being weird. >> right? have you done them? >> seth: i mean, sex never really stops being weird. [ laughter ] that's the thing. people are like, "do sex scenes never stop getting weird?" you're like, "sex is always a little weird." >> it is a little strange. >> seth: yeah. >> i mean, how do you negotiate your body -- >> seth: especially with people. you got a bunch of people around. >> a lot of people watching. i mean, it's hard enough when the -- you know, lights are off and -- >> seth: yeah. >> you're by yourself in a room with other people. [ laughter ] or a lot of people are watching and you have a conversation about sex. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, that's also a little awkward.
[ cheers and applause ] >> it's always awkward. i mean, don't you think sex is awkward? >> seth: you got hurt. you got hurt doing a sex scene on "orange is the new black", yes? you like physically hurt yourself. >> how do you know about that? >> seth: because i -- we look into things. we do background. >> i don't even think i talked about that publicly. >> seth: i think we saw the accident report. [ laughter ] >> well, there is one. >> seth: was there? >> 'cause i hurt myself. >> seth: oh no! >> i got very excited. i took my shirt off and i scratched myself with my little nametag. >> seth: oh my goodness. >> there was a gash on my face. there was blood. >> seth: like, so bad that you -- the show had to work around it, right? >> well, we had to take, like, an hour-long pause. because i saw -- i saw the, you know, the blood. >> seth: oh! >> but there wasn't really blood. it was just like, it was like raw. and it was like -- it came off and it was like -- ow! >> seth: was it one of those things that where people, because it was blood -- 'cause i once, like, cut my chin and i thought i was fine but when i turned -- >> how did you cut your chin? >> seth: i was inner tubing behind a motor boat. [ laughter ] and two guys -- picture two guys on inner tubes side by side.
i fall off. other dude's heel kicked me right in the chin. i get in the boat and say i'm fine and everybody's looking at me like this. 'cause there's blood. that's what i was wondering. did they see the blood? did everybody else see it before you? >> pretty macho thing to do, too. like both of you on inner tubes. >> seth: yeah. just like, shirts off, just like bouncing. [ laughter ] not water skiing. not like wakeboards. just like two dudes, bellies on tubes. and just like -- and again we were just -- we were just going past ladies. they're like, ooh rad. like just like -- >> hey, ladies, what's up? >> seth: yeah. >> i got blood here. >> seth: and i think io was like -- i had -- the reason i let go was like, this is really hurting my weins. this bouncing up and down. [ laughter ] i'm definitely doing this wrong. >> i imagine it probably would. i mean if -- self preservation, my friend. >> seth: yeah. i wanted to have awkward sex at some point. >> yeah, absolutely. i mean, we all do. >> seth: we all do. um, you -- congratulations on "orange is the new black."
>> thanks. >> seth: so exciting. [ cheers and applause ] such a great show. also, when you watch, when you binge it, you're gonna see -- you're gonna hear the song -- the theme song. the best theme song. ♪ >> seth: no, i don't think that's it. is it -- does it get in your head as well? >> yeah. well, funny you should ask. yes. it's an embarrassing thing. >> seth: 'cause you don't want to get caught -- >> yeah, gets caught in my head sometimes. and i'm walking around -- ♪ you've got time people are like, what are you doing? >> seth: 'cause you're singing your own theme song. >> yeah. you're embarrassing yourself and everybody around you, kinda. because it's like, you know, just weird. but then i pretend like it -- i don't acknowledge it and then the people around me don't really acknowledge it either. but it's a strange thing that happens, yeah. >> seth: 'cause you're asking them -- you're putting your friends in a weird position of asking them not to acknowledge
the thing you're doing out loud. >> yeah. it's too much for everybody involved. >> seth: we have a nice theme tonight. both guests have a taylor in their name. taylor schilling, james taylor. he's a new englander, you're a new englander. >> yes. >> seth: i'm a new englander. you're from boston, yes? >> yeah. >> seth: no accent. no boston accent. >> none. >> seth: did you ever have it? >> no. not really. no. [ laughter ] >> seth: congrats. >> thanks. >> seth: i mean, that's the better outcome. >> thanks. i don't really think anybody in my family does. my brother when he was very young he had, like, a little boston thing going on. then he grew out of it. and now, i just sometimes pretend i have one. when i get there. and everybody's like, hey, how you doin'? hey, how's your mother? how's your father? >> seth: right. because if you ask anybody like, how is your mother and your father, they won't know what you're saying. >> yeah, how is your mother and father -- no. >> seth: i don't have either of those. >> yeah. how's your mutha, how's your fatha? how's your mutha? how's your fatha? and nobody outside of boston has that greeting from me either. >> seth: yeah.
>> yo, seth, how's >> seth: and right away, aggressive. aggressive, like if anything is wrong with your mutha or fatha, it's your fault. how's your mutha? how's your fatha? you lookin' out for them? >> exactly. >> seth: are you taking care of your motha and your fatha? they love you very much. they take good care of you. you mentioned the red sox. we -- james taylor's gonna sing a song about the red sox tonight. >> is he really? >> seth: he is. do you remember where you were in 2004 when the red sox won the world series? >> very much so. i was in a dorm. i was in a dorm. they won. my fatha called me. [ laughter ] he said, "i want you to know how your fatha is. he's very good." >> i want you to know how your fatha is tonight, your fatha's very good. he had his friend, jerry, there. >> seth: uh-huh. he was watching the game with jerry. >> yeah. watching the game with jer. he actually put jerry on the phone for a while. [ laughter ] alone in my dorm. he's like, "jerry's very, very excited."
so, i talked to jerry for a little while. this is such a weird thing to talk about right now. i don't know why i'm talking about this. >> seth: is this weirder than when you talked to jerry? >> yes. >> seth: oh, wow. >> it was just like, hey, jer. we're all so excited the sox won! but now that i'm making a whole story about it, it's so weird. but jerry, yeah. hey, jer, yeah. jerry. >> seth: all right, well that's nice. that you got to catch up with jerry. did you ask jerry how his parents were? >> no. i don't know how they are. i hope they're okay. >> seth: you -- was your dormitory in new york? did you go to college here? >> yeah. i went to fordham university. >> seth: so you went here and then you started acting here, yes? >> yes. >> seth: and you had some things on -- sort of actors, their resumes, they sometimes put things that are like special skills. >> uh-oh. yes. >> seth: and you had some pretty cool special skills. >> did i? >> seth: didn't you say that -- didn't you brag that you could drive? >> yes. >> seth: like i like that you just thought new -- like in new york nobody would know how to drive. oh, we have it down to these two actresses.
which one should we choose? and it's like oh, this one can drive. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> i forgot about that. and the other thing that's funny is i can only drive an automatic. i can't drive a standard. >> seth: so there's an asterisk. >> like automatic only. >> seth: i always like asking actors about their early jobs. >> yes. >> seth: you nannied a little bit? >> yes. >> seth: how were your nanny days? >> i had a -- i had one kid that threw a lot of tantrums. >> seth: okay. >> so, that was hard. i mean, i could really relate to him also. i'd be like, i want to be -- screaming on the ground too. that's generally -- that's basically -- >> seth: that's how his tantrums would manifest? >> yeah, he'd like leave for school and then do this like plank pose but like, or like -- sort of like shavasna in yoga. except he'd just get really rigid. and be like, "i'm not moving!" on the ground. >> seth: when you're sort of a younger woman nanny, like, what do you do? >> i don't know. i mean, i couldn't totally wrangle him -- his like body
weight. >> seth: are other parents watching when a child -- >> yeah. it's kind of like, good luck. >> seth: oh, that's nice. >> you know what i mean? >> seth: yeah. >> kind of like, best of luck to you. you're not doing something right. >> seth: right. >> you know what i mean? so, yeah. that's how that worked out. >> seth: wait any tables? >> yeah. i did wait tables. we're going through all of the greatest hits right now. i did not wait tables actually. i was hired as a hostess. >> seth: and how'd that go? >> and i was fired within four days. >> seth: four days? why? >> yeah. well, a couple things went wrong. first of all, i was incapable of really grasping at like, the layout of the place. and i was kind of like, giving some of the waitresses more clients or patrons than others. and so it was causing -- >> seth: so really -- not all as a hostess, that's the one job. [ laughter ] >> yeah. make sure everybody gets paid equally. and i kept [ bleep ] that up. >> seth: gotcha. >> i don't know how. and then i also wore like a denim mini skirt. like so crazy.
from j. crew. and like some flip-flops. anyway it was inappropriate. to me that -- i thought that was dressing up. >> seth: gotcha. >> for them they were like, that's -- that's inappropriate. >> seth: and how -- did they just tell you to go home? >> they were kind of -- they kind of did. and then they just like threw it all at me at the end. nobody got what they wanted. and you wore flip-flops. and you wore a jean skirt. get out of here! >> seth: also, we rarely have do this after only four days. [ laughter ] >> yeah, exactly. such a bummer. >> seth: well, i'm glad you're good at acting. [ laughter ] and thank you so much for being back. give it up for taylor schilling, everyone! [ cheers and applause ] "the overnight" is in theaters tomorrow. and season three of "orange is the new black" is streaming on netflix now. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody! our next guest is a music legend. he's a singer/songwriter whose won five grammy awards and sold over 100 million albums worldwide. and now he's releasing his first studio album in 13 years, "before this world", which is in stores now. he'll also have his own dedicated station, "the james taylor channel" on
sirius xm through june 22nd. please welcome to the show james taylor. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: a very! [ cheers and applause ] a very -- a very james taylor drum fill there. how are you? >> i'm great. i'm fine. >> seth: it is an honor to have you here. >> thank you. >> seth: and i'm so excited, 13 years since your last studio album. for someone like you, how hard is it to sit down and start writing music and lyrics again? like what brings you to the point where you say, "it's time for another album." >> well, you know music's always happening and that's never
really the challenge. the main thing is trying to finish songs and to sort of put the puzzle together and lyrics. lyrics are hard. >> seth: yeah. you would think, i'm glad -- i think anyone who has tried to write lyrics would be very happy to hear you say it's hard. because i think people like to think that it comes easy to some people but no. >> well, i don't think anything i do is particularly hard. i've avoided that. [ laughter ] but you know, it just -- that's the part that i have to sort of bear down and make time for and go to work. you know. >> seth: which studio did you record -- in your own home studio this time? >> when my wife and i bought our place in western massachusetts, we renovated it. and the first thing we did was to build a large, sort of empty wooden rehearsal space. but the room sounded so great that we recorded in there a number of times.
>> seth: it must be comfortable to record at home as opposed to going into a rented rehearsal space. >> it is, 'cause usually the rehearsal -- the professional studios are usually in new york or los angeles and nashville. you get the sense that the meter is running. that time is money. >> seth: a lot of people are saying, "james taylor, tick tock!" >> that's right. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, you're real famous but "tick tock," people. you're going to sing a song about the red sox tonight. which is very exciting for me. i am a fellow red sox fan. >> i am. i'm surprised that i've written a song about baseball but i have. >> seth: yeah, i mentioned we talked to taylor about 2004. do you remember the 2004 playoff run with the red sox? >> i do, indeed. i do. yeah. i was on the west coast. you know i've been following the season and i was amazed when we got the wild card shot at getting another chance at the playoffs. and we had this series with the yankees and the emotional
frustration that's felt by all of new england about the new york yankees is -- it's a palpable thing. >> seth: yes. >> and the 86 years that passed while we were sort of in the shadow of the yankees, it was part of boston culture. and so, being relieved of that was one of those -- do you remember where you were? one of those moments so, i was in los angeles, i had been asked to do a sort of cameo on "the west wing." >> seth: okay, the great aaron sorkin show. were you a fan of that show? >> i was indeed. >> seth: excellent. >> and i was in the car riding back from the shoot and the radio was on. the driver was a bostonian and he almost had to pull over. >> seth: really? i will say this, that moment you're talking about. for me, when they finally won, i thought this is what pinocchio must have felt like when he
turned into a real boy. [ laughter ] like now, i can just go -- i can interact with other people and not be carrying this with me. >> carrying the weight of being number two --. >> seth: i mentioned this backstage. i remembered this. i wouldn't expect you to but in 2000, game three of the world series was the first world series at fenway park in that series and i sat right next to you at the game. i was with my father, you were with your lovely wife who is also a big red sox fan. >> she is. she's actually the big fan. she pulled me back into it. >> seth: oh that's wonderful! because that is the opposite of what my relationship with my wife and sports are. [ laughter ] >> my wife also loves football and the "three stooges." which -- >> seth: wow! [ cheers and applause ] >> i have to check actually. >> seth: yeah, those are not -- yeah, something might be wrong there. but i remember, we were sitting and in between one of the innings they played at fenway park, they played one of your songs. and i remember, i feel like everybody in your section was like "what does a guy do when they play one of your songs?"
and you made all of us laugh when you just went --. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] this is amazing to me. you were the first artist signed to the beatles' record label, "apple records", in 1968 was it? so did this mean that you had to audition for the beatles? >> yes, i did. i had made a demo tape and i had gotten that to someone who, as luck would have it, it was really -- just the epitome of being at the right place at the right time. as luck would have it, somebody who i was linked to by one degree of separation, had just signed on as head of a and r charged with finding acts to sign to the label. and so i got in my tape, it was a reel to reel tape. >> seth: wow.
>> it was before cassettes. and an acetate, an actual physical acetate. he listened to it and said, "i'll get you to play for paul and george." and thankfully, he told me about an hour before it was gonna happen. because otherwise -- >> seth: he didn't give you too much time, right? >> i wouldn't have slept for a week, if it had been a week ahead. you know, i was nervous, i was clinically nervous. >> seth: yeah. and so you walk in a room and there -- i mean this isn't just paul mccartney and george harrison. this is paul mccartney and george harrison, 1968. >> that's right. >> seth: so do you take out your guitar and play it for them? >> i did. i played a song of mine. the best song i had at the time was a song called, "something in the way she moved." >> seth: mm-hmm. great song. [ cheers and applause ] and that is it true that george harrison said later that
he -- that inspired -- people say that inspired "something," a song that george harrison wrote. >> yeah, you know what? i had stolen everything i possibly could from the beatles. you know? and i do think that particularly with people who aren't trained musicians, as i was, i was sort of a folk musician or whatever you call it. i think we recycle a lot of stuff. you listen to stuff. it crops back up. if you do it too much, then you go to court, but you learn to walk that line. >> seth: well, i'm so happy you're here. i'm so happy you walked that line and didn't get sued by the beatles. and i can't wait to hear your song. >> no, i wrote my song first, i need to make that clear. >> seth: no, please please. we all -- every time we hear the beatles, we know that they were inspired by you. [ laughter ] >> i taught them everything they know! >> seth: you taught them everything you know. so excited you're here, can't wait to have you sing, thank you
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everyone. performing his ode to the boston red sox, "angels of fenway", james taylor. ♪ ♪ 86 summers gone by the bambino put a hex on the bean we were living in a tear ♪ ♪ and a sigh in the shadow of the bronx machine yeah you could feel it smolder whole town had an attitude ♪ ♪ tend to get a little chip on your shoulder say something that's downright rude ♪ ♪ oh damn them yankees outspending everybody two to one picking up on the cream
of the crop ♪ ♪ stealing everyone's favorite son angels of fenway hear our prayer we have been chastened ♪ ♪ we have been patient grandmama was a fenway fan even after grandad died ♪ ♪ i still remember her holding my hand taking me along for the ride ♪ ♪ she was born in 1918 last year that the red sox won ♪ ♪ back then when they sold the babe something that they never should have ever have done ♪ >> hot dogs! ♪ hey nana can i have another coke ♪ >> red hots! ♪ here comes the hot dog man ♪ ♪ look at that
his bat just broke gee that's got to kill his hand ♪ ♪ riding home on the green line watching the town go by nana made another red sox fan til the day i die ♪ ♪ that was back in '65 doesn't seem like a long time ago ♪ ♪ grand mama keeping hope alive watched them win in 004 ♪ ♪ oh my god it was beyond belief down three needing four in a row ♪ ♪ holding on by the skin of our teeth like a hungry dog on a bone ♪ ♪ angels of fenway give them peace they have been patient the red sox nation ♪ ♪ the whole world held its breath people got down on their knees ♪ ♪ ready for the sudden death
praying to heaven for hell to freeze ♪ ♪ nana watched from her hospital bed she was there 'til the end of the race ♪ ♪ i couldnt hear the last words she said but she was lying there with a smile on her face ♪ ♪ just a little smile on her face it doesn't feel like a long time ago ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: james taylor. the album, "before this world" is available now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]